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A Repeat of 2007 Post Election Clashes in Sight as Kenyans Receive Worrying News

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By Curtis-Otieno | self meida writer
Published 25 days ago - 1 views

Kenya is headed down the wrong route, which might not end well for the country, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has warned.

The commission has raised the alarm regarding the rising political temperatures and in the country, which has seen three incidences of political violence recorded within a month.

It now says that Kenya could soon find herself in a problem similar to the one she was in after the 2007 elections, once the political dislike and intolerance cases worsen and things get out of hand.

"We are greatly concerned that the current political climate can be likened to that which preceded the electoral violence of 2007/2008," NCIC Chair Samuel Kobia said on Wednesday, according to The Standard.

He spoke only days after two politicians allied to Deputy President William and ODM leader Raila Odinga, who are rivals, engaged in a fist fight in Kisii.

Days earlier, both Raila and Ruto had been heckled and shouted down during rallies in Githurai and Burma Market, with Raila being pelted with stones by Ruto supporters in Kiambu county.

Kobia said that if not tamed, the political hatred being planted into Kenyans by politicians will soon explode, taking away the peace currently being enjoyed.

"In fact, the current negative discourse is slowly but stealthily planting dislike, distrust and animosity among people who have coexisted peacefully over a long period of time, a situation that is likely to heighten perceptions of ethnic inequality and exclusion,” he added.

He spoke as released a list of shame which features the names of politicians the commission sees as responsible for some of the incitement and fights being witnessed.

Those in the list include Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati and Sylvannus Osoro (South Mugirango) who fought in Kisii.

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